Here are the harvest totals for January 2014, with approximate market value (using retail pricing from our local grocery store and the farmer’s market, with guesstimate pricing on items I haven’t seen for sale). Pricing reflects produce comparable to what we’re growing: high-quality, in-season, organic fruits and veggies, and eggs from happy chickens fed an organic, GMO-free diet. I try my best to remember to weigh everything I bring into the house, but these weights do not include the food that we graze on outside!
If you don’t care to look at the chart, there is a summary and total dollar value at the end.
|Item||January||Total market value|
|beets + greens||0.35 lb||$0.70|
|green onions||0.13 lb||$0.54|
|napa cabbage||0.56 lb||$1.12|
|radishes + greens||0.53 lb||$1.32|
|rangpur limes||0.34 lb||$0.68|
Total weight of produce harvested in 2014 to date: 5.01 lb
Total eggs harvested in 2014 to date: 131 ( 11 dozen!)
Approximate total dollar value of 2014 harvest to date: $65.73
Approximate farm expenditures in 2014 to date: $175.19 (Yes, this is high for a single month’s spending, and is definitely not typical! Winter is a high spending time, as it is the time when major seed and bare root purchases are made. This month’s spending includes about $125 on bare root plus grafting supplies; the balance is on chicken feed.)